20-year-old Matthew Wolff eagles final hole at 3M Classic to win first PGA event

Matthew Wolff captured the golf world’s attention with his dominant performance at Oklahoma State, and now he’s put his mark on the professional game.

With an impressive putt from the fringe, Wolff eagled the 72nd hole of the weekend to win the 3M Classic at -21 on Sunday — his first win in his third ever appearance on the PGA Tour.

Wolff entered the final hole trailing Bryson DeChambeau and Collin Morikawa by a single stroke but was able to reach the edge of the green in two strokes on the par 5 18th hole.

The win has long-ranging benefits, as it earns him an invite to next year's Masters, and he'll be eligible for the FedEx Cup playoffs. And although it was expected at one point or another — as Sports Illustrated’s Daniel Rapaport points out — he’s now fully exempt on the PGA Tour for the next two seasons.

Wolff was well-regarded out of Oklahoma State, which he left after two well-decorated seasons at 20. Wolff was named first-team All-American as a freshman when he led the Cowboys to a national championship. He followed that up by winning the first three tournaments of his sophomore year and an individual title.

But even beyond his wild success at a young age, Wolff has also caught national attention with his signature wiggle and swing.

Wolff will have a tougher field in his next tournament, since this one only featured two top-10 players, but he’ll have another chance soon with the John Deere Classic beginning on Thursday.

Matthew Wolff kisses the trophy after winning the 3M Open golf tournament Sunday, July 7, 2019, in Blaine, Minn. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton- King)
Matthew Wolff won his first PGA Tour event in his third appearance. (AP)

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